"It is a friendly and welcoming home and my grandmother is happy there."

"My mother had the very best care for over two years."

" The care, kindness and love which mum received from the staff was outstanding throughout the years which she spent there."

Great Horkesley Manor Care Home




Great Horkesley Manor, Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4ET

Great Horkesley Manor Care Home near Colchester is nestled amongst beautiful mature trees and gardens. Our charming home offers a welcoming, bright and spacious environment with excellent residential and dementia care. With 70 en-suite bedrooms, a beautifully refurbished manor house, and vibrant activities, we are ready to safely welcome new residents to our home in the heart of the village.

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About Us

Historic Surroundings

Set in a charming manor house, with every modern comfort, our care home near Colchester offers homemade food, a wide range of entertainment, and an expert team delivering the highest levels of service.

Individual Care

We tailor our care packages to suit a range of individual and personal needs. Our highly trained team are experienced in supporting those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

Stay for as Long as You Like

As well as longer-term stays, we offer flexible respite care for a spot of relaxation or recovery. During the warmer months, you can enjoy a choice of beautiful spots in our sensational grounds. While our cosy lounges offer bounds of comfort for autumn/winter respite breaks.

Care Information

Person in charge

Jill Sleeper

Care Home Type

Residential Care Home

Number of rooms

70 Rooms

Local Authority

Essex County Council

Registered Care Categories

Old Age
Younger Adults
Eating Disorders
Sensory Impairment
Learning Disability
Physical Disability
Mental Health Condition
No Medical Intervention

Specialist Care Categories

Head / Brain Injury
Speech Impairment
Visual Impairment
Parkinson's Disease
Challenging Behaviour
Hearing Impairment & Deafness

Available Care Services

Respite Care
Residential Care
Own GP if required
Separate Dementia Care Unit

Care Home Facilities

Wheelchair Access
Pets by arrangement
Close to Local shops
Gardens for residents
Near Public Transport
Own Furniture if required
Television point in own room

Meet the Manager

Jill Sleeper

Jill Sleeper, Care Home Manager

Our beautiful care home near Colchester offers first class care for the elderly on a permanent or respite basis. Care is delivered by highly trained professionals in lovely comfortable surroundings.

Our philosophy is simple; we want everyone to enjoy life to the full. We never forget that all our residents are individuals and we treat them with dignity, privacy and respect while offering freedom of choice and as much independence as possible.

Friends and family are welcome at any time. Hot drinks and snacks are always available and guests are invited to share a meal with residents. Our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day and the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce. Special diets are catered for.

Residents have freedom to choose what to do and when. There is plenty going and our activities coordinator puts together a full programme which is adapted to suit the needs and wishes of our residents. Activities include quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, baking and wherever possible, trips out and about.

I’d love to show you around the home. So if you should like a tour, or wish to discuss any aspect of elderly care with me, please telephone the home to make an appointment.

Our Sensational Grounds

Located in glorious countryside just outside of Colchester, Great Horkesley Manor is surrounded by expansive grounds. From a bird's eye view, you'll discover our vast lawns lined with mature trees and our delightful enclosed gardens. All perfect spaces for relaxing with friends on a summer's day!


Charlotte H (Daughter of Resident)

My mother had the very best care for over two years. Bedridden, immobile and with limited speech, her life was made comfortable, engaging, dignified, safe, nutritious and to the best in difficult circumstances because of her deteriorating health until she was 99 years old. Thank you.

Diane G (Daughter of Resident)

Our Mum suffered a stroke at 96 after living a very independent life. We chose Great Horkesley Manor because of recommendations of other friends and family that were residents there. Throughout the 9 months she was there before she passed away in January, the Staff were always so kind, caring and loving towards her. She was very happy being there and always commented on how lovely the Staff were to her. Towards the end of her life when she was bed bound and needed more attention, the Staff spent so much time with her, making sure she was comfortable and peaceful. They supported my Brother and I also and always tried to lift our spirits on difficult days with a laugh and joke.

C G (Granddaughter of Resident)

My grandpa has been living here for three months and I can see that he is very happy here. The staff have been a great help to my grandpa and have dealt with any problems that he may have excellently. The home itself is a wonderful place for my grandpa to be and he is able to take part in a variety of activities which I can see makes him very happy. My grandpa's room is very homely and a great size for him to have all his items and memories in. In addition to this, the value for money is excellent.

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Great Horkesley Manor, Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4ET

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